4 December 2012

Nigeria: Christians, Muslims Ask to Join Hands to Fight Terrorism

Worried over the current security challenges facing the nation, the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (CSMC) Yandoka, Bauchi State, has enjoined members of the two major religions (Christianity and Islam) in the country to come together and take pragmatic steps aimed at putting an end to the present and unnecessary killings of innocent people, particularly in some parts of the northern Nigeria.

The Church also wants the nation's security agencies to place high premium on pro-active measures and intelligence gathering towards eradicating or reducing acts of terrorism, crimes and other criminal activities to the barest minimum.

Speaking during the 2012 harvest thanksgiving service of the church held on Sunday, the chairman, 2010-2012 harvest committee of the church, Segun Awofadeji, said: "We are using this harvest which theme is harvest of progress, to call on all Christians and Muslim across the nation to join hands and reinforce their supplications to God to take total control of the affairs of this country so that we as a nation can move forward developmentally."

According to him, "Nigerians must now realise that the issue of security of lives and property of the citizenry is a collective responsibility of all and sundry, and not that of the Army, Police and other security agencies because the Army, Police, SSS and other arms of our security apparatus are not spirits but human beings like us, so they need our support to succeed in this war against all forms of crimes and criminal activities including terrorism."

In his sermon at the occasion, renowned Prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Femi Yemi, condemned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Alhaji Sanusi Lamido, for suggesting that the Federal Government should down size its workforce by 50 per cent describing the call as" not only unfortunate and careless statement but an insult to the psyche of the ordinary Nigerian and civil servant who are already passing through hell to survive."

However, Prophet Yemi who warned that "unless the country make a U-turn from devilish behaviour and begin to walk on the path of God, the worst is yet to befall the country. The myriads of problems bedevilling the country today is as a result of our failure to abide by the commandments of the Lord and shun evil."

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